|Blue glass watering bulbs, zinnias, and creeping jenny.|
The stem cells that were used came from my own bone marrow and also from my own fat. The procedure was painful, but not unbearable. I was hurting a lot the evening after the procedure. The pain got better as each day went by. It is normal for it to take 7 to 14 days for the knees to return to the level of pain they had before the procedure. One of my knees was worse than the other and had a lot more pain. After the procedure my sort of good-ish knee got worse and my bad knee has gotten better faster.
Each day, when I wake up in the morning, my knees seem to be a bit improved. Pain wise I am almost back to where I was before the procedure. I was surprised yesterday, as I was working around in the kitchen, I noticed that for the first time in about three months, I was walking without being flat footed on one side and limping and dragging my foot a bit. My knee, ankle, and foot were working together pretty much like normal again.
|New-to-the-neighborhood hummingbirds always examine the flowers in the basket on the door and leave disappointed.|
My Christopher Marlowe rose which was beautifully leafy and full all last summer, got brown spots on the leaves during the weeks of rain we had earlier this summer. Even with the leaves dropping, it has had a lot of blooms on it all summer. I didn't want to use any fungicides on it, because I have seen hummingbirds going to its blooms. I don't think roses have nectar. I wonder if hummingbirds can smell the roses. "hummingbirds...I love to watch them because they are so busy getting the most out of life.", Nora Ephron wrote in her book "I Remember Nothing".
|David Austin Christopher Marlowe rose still blooming after the brown spots|
|My grandson with his hair slicked down for the first day of school. Made me think of all of the little boys through all of the generations on their first day of school. Some things never change.|